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One slippery drug suspect held on Rock

By Ben Mitchell

A man wanted for alleged drug smuggling has handed himself in to police in Gibraltar "dripping wet".

Jason Waterman, originally from Watford, Hertfordshire, told officers he had seen himself during an appeal by the National Crime Agency (NCA) on the BBC's Crimewatch Roadshow programme and wanted to hand himself in.

An NCA spokesman said: "Jason Waterman arrived without warning, dripping salt water and carrying a small bag of wet clothing, late on Monday evening.

"He refused to say how he had reached Gibraltar, only that it wasn't through the frontier."

The NCA is now seeking to extradite the 32-year-old fugitive, whose nicknames include Jugs and Jumbo, under a European Arrest Warrant.

The spokesman said Waterman was wanted in connection with a drug trafficking investigation after 15lb (7kg) of cocaine with a potential street value of £1.2m was found in 2015.

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